Category Archives: Economy

Social Clauses

A new framework for managing the social benefits of central and local government spending has been approved and implemented with the aim of improving social responsibility within public procurement. Central and local...

The tourism opportunity

What are the key opportunities and challenges ahead for the tourism industry?   John McGrillen Looking at the performance of the tourism sector for the year ending 2015, the visitor figures coming...

Supporting the social enterprise sector

agendaNi speaks to Social Enterprise NI’s Director, Chris Gordon about the organisation’s manifesto and its hopes for the future of the social enterprise sector.  To coincide with Social Value Week, Social Enterprise...

Social clauses in public procurement

agendaNi reviews the Northern Ireland Executive’s practical guide to socially responsible procurement. The Northern Ireland Executive’s ‘Buy Social Toolkit’ has been developed by the Strategic Investment Board (SIB) as a practical guide...

Investing in social projects

 agendaNi examines the challenges facing Northern Ireland’s Social Investment Fund.  The Social Investment Fund (SIF) was set up in 2012 to deliver social change. Its ultimate goal is to make life better...

Building social enterprise in Europe

A recent meeting of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council in Brussels agreed to aid the growth of social enterprises across Europe and has put recommendations in place...

Rise in unemployment benefit claims

agendaNi analyses the latest labour market report for Northern Ireland which highlights rises in the claimant count and unemployment. For the first time in over two years, there has been a rise...

Visiting Northern Ireland

The region’s hotels and attractions have recorded a boost in trade. Northern Ireland’s hotels have recorded a rise in room occupancy for the first five months of 2015, bringing the level to...